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RATINGS: 180   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 11   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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A rich lustrous dark red London ale. Rich malt complexities lending notes of toasted caramel, raisins, toffee, and slight roast chocolate. Very light hop additions let the true malt characters promenade throughout the tasting enjoyment this beer offers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bpar73 (344) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - DEC 19, 2011
UPDATED: APR 11, 2014 Dark reddish brown pour with a cream colored head. Definite dark fruit overtones. Smooth pleasant finish. A nice amber.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
msante79 (2209) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - DEC 17, 2011
On tap at the Claddagh. Pouts clear dark amber with off-white head. Aromas of toasted malts, caramel, toffee, and bread. Flavors of caramel, bread, toasted malts. Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy, maybe a little on the thin side. Nice amber overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GODiSSOUTHERN (343) - Virginia, USA - DEC 6, 2011
Pours a nice caramel reddish brown. Very malty, slightly tart and sour. Hints of berries and raisins. Very mild hop presence.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (20004) - Vasa, FINLAND - NOV 23, 2011
Bottled. Reddish brown colour with a small slightly off-white head. Aroma is sweet malts, some mild hops and quite floral notes as well. Flavour is sweet malts with some fruity and wooden hops as well as some herbal notes. Mild spicyness in the finish as well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cbfobes (2153) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 19, 2011
Poured from 12oz bottle, pours a very dark amber with a red hue in the light and a thin soapy white head, aroma is sweet with notes of dark fruit and malt, the flavor has a touch of chocolate mixed in with the dark fruits and malt, fruity character in the finish, not terrible.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
jar72404 (426) - USA - NOV 6, 2011
Bottle. Pours amber with a white head that quickly dissipates. Aroma is dark fruit. Flavor is chocolate, dark fruit, and some sourness. Not great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Onslow (1099) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - OCT 17, 2011
Pour from a 12 oz bottle. Ruddy brown ale with off white head. Aroma of raisens, figs, roasted malts, a bit of caramel, a bit of tart fruit. Taste starts with a sweet caramel malt that transitions to a sour / tart fruit taste that verges on the unpleasant. Finishes with a bit of lingering sour and tart. Interesting.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
brokensail (9938) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 8, 2011
A: The beer pours red in color with a finger of off-white head. S: Some sweet malt and toffee aromas with a strange roast aroma. There is some toasted malt aroma and a touch of caramel. A slight metallic note and some fruitiness. T: Sweet toffee and bread with caramel and toast. As on the aroma, there was a little bit of metal, maybe even some roasted malt. A strange fruitiness, maybe a little bit of tartness. M: Light to medium in body with medium carbonation. O: Not a very good red ale. The strange fruitiness and metal note didn’t do much for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wmubronco1992 (589) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - OCT 1, 2011
Bottle. Pours a very dark ruby color. Small light tan head. Interesting aroma that I can’t put my hands on. Flavor is a fruity tartness. I feel some darker fruits in here. This beer is plenty drinkable, but not something I really would look forward to.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - SEP 20, 2011
caramel brown color, sudsy tan bubbles for a head, slightly lacy. nose is mildly musty malt. flavor is earthy malt. medium bodied, clean finish. not overly complex, but enjoyable.

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